Duquesne Featured in The Princeton Review's 'Best 378 Colleges'
Duquesne University is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features Duquesne in the new 2014 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 378 Colleges.
Only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the United States are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. The Best 378 Colleges includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories.
In its profile of Duquesne, The Princeton Review cites "the eye to a well-rounded future is...a strength of the school"; there is "an excellent orientation program for new students"; and that the University's "secluded campus...is part of Pittsburgh and at the same time, it is its own neighborhood."
"Duquesne University offers outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our choice of schools for the book," said Princeton Review's Senior Vice President/Publisher Robert Franek, who is author of the book. "We base our selections primarily on data we obtain in our annual institutional data surveys. We also take into account input we get from our staff, our 35-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, our personal visits to schools, and the wide range of feedback we get from our surveys of students attending these schools."
The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges academically or from 1 to 378 in any category. The lists are entirely based on The Princeton Review's survey of 126,000 students attending the colleges. The Princeton Review explains the basis for each ranking list at princetonreview.com/college/college-rankings.aspx.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.